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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Biocatalytic production of precursors to lutein and zeaxanthin to address age related macular degeneration

    SBC: EscaZyme Biochemicals, LLC            Topic: N

    Project Summary Atrophic dry age related macular degeneration AMD is the leading cause of severe loss of vision for those over age Dietary supplements containing lutein and zeaxanthin are recommended by the NEI for those at risk of late AMD There has been a corresponding growth in demand for these two xanthophylls Lutein and zeaxanthin are currently sourced from marigolds grown mostl ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  2. A Novel Strategy to Identify Substances that Improve Mitochnodrial Fitness

    SBC: CYTEGEN CORP            Topic: NIA

    Project Summary Abstract Mitochondrial dysfunction causes mitochondrial diseases and is tightly linked to aging and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinsonandapos s and Alzheimerandapos s Recent discoveries support that mitochondrial dysfunction can be overcome to treat age related decline Cytegenandapos s hypothesis is that exercise induces the secretion of blood borne proteins that act ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. Development of a Photoacoustic Quantitative Ultrasound PAQUS device for clinical use

    SBC: IF, LLC            Topic: NIAMS

    Title Development of a Photoacoustic Quantitative Ultrasound PAQUS device for clinical use Abstract The objective of this program is to develop a highly innovative bone assessment device by combining our recently invented photoacoustic physio chemical analysis PAPCA technique with more established quantitative ultrasound QUA techniques After a clinic ready Photoacoustic Quantitative Ultra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. Novel Continuous Esophageal Pressure Monitoring Catheter with Feeding Tube

    SBC: RUSH RIVER RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: NICHD

    PROJECT SUMMARY ABSTRACT Over US adults and children are on mechanical ventilators in intensive care units each year While major advancements in ventilator devices have improved outcomes for critically ill patients current ventilator practice is predominately based on measurements of airway pressure The more relevant pressure particularly to determine if mechanical ventilation is causi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. A cloud based software platform to enhance reproducibility collaboration and translation of stem cell research

    SBC: Cellara, LLC            Topic: 400

    Project Summary Stem cell research has shown great potential to help treat or even cure a wide array of health conditions including cardiovascular and neurological disease cancer and diabetes This field is now beginning to move rapidly from the re search stage to clinical translation and commercial applications However it has been widely recognized that stem cell scientists have difficulty ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. Graphene based Nanosensor Device for Rapid Onsite Detection of Dissolved Lead in Tap Water

    SBC: NANOAFFIX SCIENCE LLC            Topic: NIEHS

    PROJECT SUMMARY There is an increasing public concern about monitoring water quality in the entire drinking water supply system especially at the point of use spurred by recent water catastrophes such as the one in Flint Michigan that has caused severe health issues for thousands of children due to the unsafe level of lead in contaminated drinking water Current quantitative detection methods ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Developing Testing and Validating a Wearable Alcohol Biosensor

    SBC: Clinitech, LLC            Topic: 450

    PROJECT SUMMARY This application for a Phase I SBIR award represents a collaboration between Clinitech LLC and McLean Hospital Harvard Medical School to develop a wearable biosensor for detecting alcohol in the interstitial fluid of humans who have consumed alcohol Excessive use of alcohol accounts for much of the public health burden related to alcohol use disorders including fetal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Highly sensitive isothermal method and instrument for field diagnostics to facilitate malaria eradication

    SBC: CASCADE BIOSYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    Plasmodium falciparum is the most virulent form of malaria causing million deaths per year Success with patient treatment and a malaria eradication campaign depends significantly on our ability to detect new infections as early as possible in the field rural areas including asymptomatic cases preferably using a small amount of blood e g from a finger prick and to clearly discrim ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. Automation of MicroC as a CDx for myeloma therapies

    SBC: Lynx Biosciences, Inc.            Topic: 102

    Multiple myeloma MM is a debilitating and currently incurable hematological malignancy While the median survival has increased to years MM patients ultimately relapse and become resistant to therapy Once they reach this stage it is often a trial and error process until an effective therapy can be found Furthermore the MM bone marrow tumor microenvironment plays a significant role in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. HTS Assays for Targeting the cGAS STING Pathway in Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer

    SBC: Bellbrook Labs, LLC            Topic: 300

    SUMMARY Cytoplasmic nucleic acids alert the immune system to invading pathogens and trigger a robust type I interferon IFN response via activation of the STING stimulator of interferon genes receptor The sensor for cytoplasmic nucleic acids was recently discovered to be a cyclic GMP AMP synthase which produces a unique cyclic dinucleotide second messenger cGAMP that serves as an agonist fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health

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